If you’re struggling to get your community connected, don’t reinvent the wheel!
Community Tech Network can help.
Since its inception in 2008, CTN has grown its scope from a few partners in San Francisco to over 70 partners nationally. Our partners are housing developments, senior centers, recreation centers, libraries, workforce development, and social service agencies. The common factor among all our partners is they are trusted places where people go for services and support.
If you work directly with adults and seniors struggling on the other side of the digital divide, we’re here to help. We provide training for trainers, curriculum development and translation, program management, and evaluation support. CTN has a deep knowledge of creating digital equity and we welcome the opportunity to partner with agencies across the country.
Training for Trainers
Let CTN help your staff and volunteers get up to speed on understanding the digital divide and the training techniques best suited for adult learners new to using the internet. Participants receive access to online training with links to video clips of actual training sessions and access to a live session with a lead CTN trainer to address questions.
Curriculum & Licensing
Adults and seniors new to using the internet need more than a link to a training video to help them become independent and safe users. CTN has training material for a range of devices and languages including English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and Tagalog. The material can be utilized for online or in person training and includes a learner booklet, in-class activities, and homework assignments.
Implementing a digital inclusion program requires much more than a curriculum and a trained trainer. Partnering with CTN means receiving the support and access to a community of practice to assist with administrative tasks such as client intake, program reporting, understanding internet connectivity options, device set-up, and distribution, and evaluation.
WHAT OUR PARTNERS SAY
CTN is a gift to senior centers in San Francisco. On an ongoing basis, CTN provides well-trained patient, caring volunteers including essential bilingual language speakers. CTN staff are enthusiastic to serve and do so with excellence. SFSC and CTN partner in innovative projects, bringing new programs into fruition. Thank you, CTN!
– Sue Horst, San Francisco Senior Center
Our collaboration with CTN has given our volunteers at Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) an opportunity to educate our elders on using digital devices and the internet. This has allowed our elders to discover new worlds that they could never before imagine. Thank you, CTN for this partnership!
– Cathy Michalec, Executive Director – Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly San Francisco
CTN has trained nearly 300 of our affordable housing residents in basic digital literacy, and we hope to serve hundreds more! CTN is highly effective in training seniors, people with developmental disabilities, and residents with various language needs. SAHA, and most importantly our residents, are tremendously grateful for the bridge to greater independence that CTN has provided.
– Chris Hess, Director of Resident Services – Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA)
Without CTN, our clients would not have been afforded opportunities to address their fears regarding technology. CTN has diligently donated, introduced, informed and educated our clients about technological devices, computer programs and internet resources.
– Cathy Davis, Executive Director – Bayview Senior Services